A Rare Mid 17th Century Enamel and Diamond Cross Pendant

A Rare Mid 17th Century Enamel and Diamond Cross Pendant

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Extremely rare Mid 17th Century cross, set with rose diamonds and enamelled garnet intaglios signifying devotional characters. Mid European, gold and silver set.

A description from the notable historian, Diana Scarisbrick:

The cross is set with rose diamonds and enamelled garnet intaglios signifying devotional characters.
From below upwards and across the settings represent
1. The winged bull of St. Luke with scroll ( signifying writing)
2. The dove of the Holy Spirit or as there is a flowering wand it could be the symbol of St. Joseph
3. At the intersection IHS ( monogram of the Holy Name ) with three nails, badge of the Jesuits
4. The angel with scroll for St. Matthew
5. The winged lion with scroll  of St. Mark
6. The eagle with scroll for St. John
7. The twin palms crowned for the  victory of Christ the King

Shipping cost £30 within the UK or £50 international

Dimensions:

Height 6.5 cm / 2 34"
Width 3.5 cm / 1 12"
Weight 12.1 g
Period

1650-1699

Year

Circa 1650

Medium

Enamel, Diamond

Country

England

Condition

Excellent

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